[ANNOUNCEMENT] [1.7] Updated: csih-0.9.0-1

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Mon May 4 02:08:00 GMT 2009

csih (cygwin-service-installation-helper) provides a library
of shell functions that can be used by other cygwin packages
that provide servers and daemons. It can assist in various
service installation tasks, such as:

* identifying the underlying Windows OS
* detecting whether a "privileged user" exists and what its
  name is (that is, a user account with enhanced privileges
  necessary for some services)
* creating a privileged user if one doesn't already exist
  (assuming the caller has permissions to create new users)
* creating "normal" users
* obtaining the (localized) name of well known account
  (Guest, Administrator)

It is currently used by inetutils(iu-config, syslogd-config),
openssh (ssh-host-config, ssh-user-config), sspi(sspi-config),
sysvinit(init-config), and various others.  csih should not be
used directly; instead, config scripts like the ones mentioned
above should 'source' the csih script, and then use the
functions provided.

This is maintainance release. It is specific for cygwin-1.7,
and will not operate correctly if installed under cygwin-1.5.
For legacy cygwin installations, use csih-0.2.x. As cygwin-1.7
requires WinNT or better, csih-0.9.x will also report an error
if used on legacy (Win9x) systems.

[[ cygwin binary utilities compiled using gcc-3.4.4-999 ]]
[[ native binary utilities compiled using gcc-3.4.4-999 and gcc-mingw-core-20050522-1 ]]

CHANGES (since 0.1.9-2)
o Internal code changes (not user visible)
o New csih_win_product_name() function caches result
  of calling winProductName.
o Verify that OS is at least WinNT, and that cygwin
  version is at least 1.7.0 -- otherwise, report an error.

Charles Wilson
volunteer csih maintainer for cygwin


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
on the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to
your system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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